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Drum Replacement in Logic 9

You've recorded a great multi-track drum take. The performance was perfect, but let's say the kick drum sound leaves a lot to be desired... What do you do? In previous versions of Logic you had a coup

Parallel Compression in Logic 9

Compressors can be a great way to even out the dynamics of a drum mix, vocal performance or any audio signal. A compressor works by lowering the gain when the signal jumps above a certain level or thr

Quick Tip: Reversing Audio in Logic

An often used technique in music production to spice up a song is to reverse a sound. Commonly used in Electronic forms of Dance music is a reversed Crash Cymbal which can be a great way to lead in to

Halloween Sound Design Part 2: Creating Monster FX in Logic

I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to creating weird (and sometimes wonderful) sound effects in Logic. There's something undeniably satisfying about stretching, flexing, effecting, warping, a

Workflow Mastery In Propellerheads Reason - Part 1 - Customizing your Transport Bar

Customizing your Transport Bar Whether you are a beginner at computer music production or a seasoned professional, one thing all recording artists and producers can agree upon is that if not managed

Laptop DJ's suck

One of my friends is deep in the Paul Oakenfold camp. They put me on the list for his show, and off I went to see the new spectacle. Paul's new LCD DJ booth was quite incredible. Its a beautiful LED w

Halloween Sound Design Part 1: Creating Eerie Vocal Effects in Logic

When not hanging around the macProVideo forums you can usually find me immersed deep in my studio using Logic's instruments and effects designing and creating ambient textures and

Big things are really small: Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live

Auto Modulation in Max for Ableton Live One of the wonderful things about max for live is the fact that you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live that is automatable.  For example, using a si

Using In-Ear Monitors With MainStage

One of the biggest problems that a band faces is hearing themselves onstage and protecting themselves from hearing loss, especially when they go from venue to venue and each room can sound different.

Being Impulsive with White Noise in Cubase

REVerence, in Cubase, is a convolution reverb unit used to create realistic spacial effects. Chris McCoy shows how to create custom impulse responses by making some white noise.

Gear Review: APC 40 for Live use or in the Studio?

A DJ's real-world experience with the APC 40 I did about 6 months of DJ gigs with the APC 40 - including some big festivals like Coachella on the west coast and the All Points West Festival on the eas

Editing Vocals With Elastic Audio in Pro Tools

From the pioneering multitrack recordings of Les Paul and Mary Ford to just about every genre in existence today, doubling and layering of vocal performances has long been standard operating procedure

Hack into Sound With Max Msp. and Ableton

Sound Hacking in Max4live Spectral analysis is one of the more advanced ways to exert more control over your audio material. Electronic Musicians have been using this technique to refine the timbral q

5 Workflow Tips for Sibelius

Sibelius without doubt is one of the best applications for notating music out there (if you ask me it's the best), but its wealth of features come at a price. Actually I don't mean that it is hard to

Electro-Acoustic Jam Session Max Msp.

Tonight I am in the studio with local legend Mike Anderson, master storyteller, composer of children's music, and dulcimer player.  We will be recording directly to a Tascam CD-Recorder through a Ma .